Shut-down of Secret BMX Park Near Pond Pits Greens Vs. Bikers

Globe columnist Yvonne Abraham visits a DIY bike jumping track on parkland between Parkman Drive and Prince Street. Building it took thousands of man-hours, but soil removal exposed the roots of about a dozen trees.

It is a thing of beauty. For at least a decade, this wedge of land just west of Jamaica Pond has been a hidden haven for bike enthusiasts. They hand-built trails of bumps and jumps, and got airborne. Tucked between Parkman Drive and Prince Street and largely hidden in the trees, it remained secret.

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